Wild storm lashes Cloncurry, more rain at Lake Julius

WIND gusts of 85km/hr lashed Cloncurry on Sunday night with the town’s dam resembling a windswept coastal beach.

Amazing photos of Chinaman Creek dam show dust storms in the sky andsmall waves lapping the shores of the usually calm waters.

Picture: Hamish Griffin

There was also a quickfire shower of rain, with 11.8mm recorded in Cloncurry.About 10mm was recorded in only 10 minutes just before 6pm.

Lake Julius scored much of the downpour with 38mm recorded, mostly between 7.15pm and 9.30pm.

The storm also hit Lake Moondarra. – Picture: Michelle Lee

There was also windgusts of 82 km/hr at Lake Julius and Lake Moondarra also felt some of the wild storm with trees uprooted and blocking roads.

Richmond had an early Australia Day treat with 25.6mm recorded, much of the rain hitting between 2am and 3am this morning.

SURF’S UP: This photo was taken of a windswept Chinaman Creek dam in Cloncurry late yesterday afternoon. The town received wind gusts of up to 85km/hr and 10mm of rain in 10 minutes just before 6pm tonight. Picture: Peter Wheaton

Georgetown Airport also received 11mm on Sunday.

Emma Bacon took this photo of her verandah yesterday afternoon.

Some showers are expected in the Gulf Country today and for the start of the weekend.

Mount Isa expected to be sunny for the rest of the week and into the weekend with temperatures in the high 30s.

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